When transfers eventually get confirmed, they can be amongst the most exciting moments for a football fan. But the build-up, and all the waiting for it, runs rings around people’s hearts, toying with their emotions. And in the case of Manchester United supporters, their pursuit of Bruno Fernandes has really taken on them a roller-coaster ride.
The Red Devils were said to have held interest in the Portugal international way back in the summer, but a deal failed to materialise before the end of the deadline. Now, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are said to be in talks with Sporting CP over taking him to Old Trafford this month.
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And in an update provided by The Telegraph’s Northern Football correspondent, James Ducker, super-agent Jorge Mendes is now involved in the negotiation process and is trying to help broker a deal.
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After hearing about the news, United fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the developing situation, with a couple believing it to be a very positive update.
This is positive. He gets deals done. That’s for sure.
— skhan (@skhan04899988) 14 January 2020
Jorge Mendes getting involved is HUGE
— Harry (@HarryMufc97) 14 January 2020
Some supporters of the Manchester side took aim at the club’s hierarchy for their incompetence and needing some externally to get things done.
He’s involved because Ed Woodward and Matt Judge are incompetent clowns and couldn’t negotiate a packet of crisps that is for free!!
— Lokee Fiasco (@LokeeFiasco) 14 January 2020
Just get it done with already @ManUtd
Teans complete transfer in 5-10 days
With Woodward in charge no wonder we take 1 month to even muster up a bid
— Paras Kothari (@ParasKothari01) 14 January 2020
That’s good actually
He is competent in what he does
Hope he can drag other useless party towards the deal.
— Sudan (@mufcsudan) 14 January 2020
A few fans expressed their relief that it is Jorge Mendes who they are supposedly working with, rather than fellow super-agent Mino Raiola.
Mendes over Raiola anyday!
— What’s Real (@DreamsR4Real999) 14 January 2020
Good, as long as the italian clown don’t get involved, we’ll be fine.
— Pierre Loubert (@PierreLoubert) 14 January 2020
@hulra97 don Mendes run this sport. Gargantuan
— Vedansh (@NathaniVedansh) 14 January 2020
Thank god its not raiola
— omar el kashoty (@odogg9) 13 January 2020
With the likes of Raiola and Mendes, modern football just seems to be dominated at the top level by these super agents. They list some of the biggest and best talents as their clientele like Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and rather unsurprisingly, play a key role in the players’ futures.
Having a good relationship with them can pay dividends in the long-run, and if United do pull off a deal for Fernandes thanks to Mendes, then they will surely feel better about having to deal with these kinds of people in the future.